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July 5, 2019

Comfort Completes First Medical Mission of 2019 Deployment in Manta

During Comfort’s six-day medical mission in Manta, 320 medical professionals of the United States Navy and seven partner nations provided care for 7,799 patients and performed more than 120 surgeries aboard the ship.

July 1, 2019

Comfort Opening Ceremony Held in Manta

Senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) alongside host and partner nation personnel attended the opening ceremony in Manta, Ecuador, June 28.

June 27, 2019

Comfort Arrives in Manta for First Medical Mission

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Manta, Ecuador for the first mission stop of the 2019 deployment, June 26.

April 26, 2019

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Colombia, Ecuador

U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Colombia and Ecuador Apr. 22 – 25 and met with top leaders in both countries to discuss regional security and strengthen cooperation.

Nov. 27, 2018

Sailors Aboard Wayne E. Meyer Conduct Fisheries Patrol Exercise with US Coast Guard, Ecuadorian Navy

PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) conducted a fisheries patrol exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard and Ecuadorian naval assets in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 22.

Oct. 30, 2018

American, Canadian, Ecuadorian Service Members Exchange Techniques for Medicine in a Tactical Environment

American, Canadian and Ecuadorian combat medics and hospital corpsmen gathered at a medical site, established by the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, to teach each other the different methods that each country uses for medicine in a tactical environment, Oct. 27.

Oct. 30, 2018

USNS Comfort Wraps Up Medical Assistance Mission in Ecuador

ESMARALDAS, Ecuador – Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended a closing ceremony at a medical site, in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, following five days of treating patients, Oct. 26.

Oct. 25, 2018

Ecuadorian Minister of Defense Visits USNS Comfort

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador -- As part of its partnership with Ecuador, the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) hosted officials from the government of Ecuador during the ship’s medical assistance visit, Oct. 22.

Oct. 22, 2018

USNS Comfort Begins Medical Site Set-up in Ecuador

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador – A team comprised of more than 900 personnel, embarked aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced their first mission stop as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Oct. 20.

Oct. 22, 2018

Histopathology on USNS Comfort

Beakers and jars line a lab table in a small room. The colored fluid in them sways from side to side as the ship gently rocks while at sea. A hospital corpsman takes a translucent, paper-thin skin sample from a machine and dips it in the liquid, where spots and circles appear, lightly colored by the substance they were put in.

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